HBO's upcoming thriller-drama Lovecraft Country is now only a day away from either a teaser or trailer drop on Friday, and over the past two days we've gotten posts from showrunner, and pilot writer, and EP Misha Green (Underground) and EP Jordan Peele (Get Out) helped us count the days down. In their social media posts, viewers were treated to small glimpses of what they can expect, from the journey that series' mysteries will take us on to the understanding that evil can lurk behind every door. Now, EP J.J. Abrams is getting in on the fun with a teaser showing that some sights are best left unseen. Because once you've seen them, there's no going back.
Lovecraft Country introduces us Koren war vet Atticus Black (Jonathan Majors), who joins up with his friend Letitia "Leti" Dandridge (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) and his Uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) to embark on a road trip to find his missing father. Atticus, known for always having a pulp novel in his back pocket, wears his heart on his sleeve despite the daily injustice of living in 1950s Jim Crow America. The trio must survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the malevolent spirits that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback. Joining Vance, Majors, and Smollett-Bell are Aunjanue Ellis, Elizabeth Debicki, Wunmi Mosaku, Michael K. Williams, Jamie Harris, Abbey Lee, Jamie Chung, Jordan Patrick Smith, Jamie Neumann, Erica Tazel, and Mac Brandt, and Tony Goldwyn.
Adapted from Matt Ruff's novel of the same name, Lovecraft Country stems from Academy Award winner Peele's Monkeypaw Productions, Abrams's Bad Robot, and WBTV. Yann Demange (Top Boy) directs and executive produces the series opener; with Green writing the pilot and serving as showrunner, as well as executive-producing alongside Peele, Abrams, and Ben Stephenson. Daniel Sackheim (The Americans, True Detective) will direct an episode this season and executive produce.